Hinrich sheds light on injury, progress

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Hinrich sheds light on injury, progress

DEERFIELD, ILL.Following the Bulls Sunday afternoon practice at the Berto Center, prior to the teams departure for Memphis, Kirk Hinrich again confirmed that he plans to play Monday night against the Grizzlies, as reported by CSNChicago.com Saturday night.
Im feeling better. Ive made some good progress, continue to treat it and hopefully Ill be ready to go, said Hinrich, a full participant in the practice session. I do plan on playing. The way it felt today, I plan on it.
Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau concurred: Well see. Well see how he responds. He looked good, though.
Thibodeau added that he definitely plans to start Hinrich in Memphis, unless he has a setback after Monday mornings shootaround.
Hinrich shed light on how the injury, which happened in Tuesday nights home loss to the Clippers, occurred.
It happened in the third quarter. I banged knees with Clippers point guard Chris Paul. It seemed like a normal bruised knee, the veteran point guard recounted. Once I got on the airplane following the game for the Bulls trip to Philadelphia, it just started bothering me all around the knee. It started swelling up. It was really swollen and its just been hurting since.
Thibodeau also provided a brief update on sidelined shooting guard Rip Hamilton, who is out with a torn left plantar fascia.
Hes doing more and more each day, the coach said of the Bulls starting shooting guard, who was shooting with an assistant coach after media availability began. Hes still day-to-day.

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

White Sox may have to deal with Francisco Lindor for a while, according to unlikely source

Sources have confirmed that kids really do say the darndest things. 

In a spring training game Sunday afternoon, 6-year-old Brody Chernoff, son of Indians general manager Mike Chernoff, spilled the beans on his dad's prospective moves. Goated by announcer Todd Hamilton, Brody said that his dad was trying to keep Lindor in Cleveland for seven more years.

On one hand, Brody's honesty rivals a young Abraham Lincoln. Not even Adrian Wojnarowski could cultivate a source so honest and to the point. On the other, his dad probably is a little shocked that contract offer leaks are coming from his own family. 

Either way, though, hearing that Lindor may be in Cleveland for a while is bad news for the White Sox. The 23-year-old stud shortstop has hit over .300 in his first two big-league seasons. So definitely not someone you want to have in your division for years to come. Oh, plus he's absolutely nasty with the leather. 

Cubs fans know all about Lindor's talents, too. The shortstop hit .296 in his first World Series and was almost a key reason the Indians captured the crown. Almost!

Watch the hilarious exchange in the video above. 

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Fast Break Morning Update: Bulls explode offensively to beat Bucks; Blackhawks battle Lightning tonight on CSN

Here are some of the top Chicago sports stories from a busy Sunday: 

Tonight on CSN: Blackhawks look to bounce back vs. Lightning

Nikola Mirotic, Bulls show some moxie in road win over Bucks

Today on CSN: White Sox battle Dodgers in spring training game

From ‘When It Happens’ to ‘Where It Happens,’ Cubs mining next generation of talent

Will lopsided loss shake Blackhawks from their slumber?

White Sox rookie Charlie Tilson's foot could keep him out until late May

Joe Maddon doesn’t have any concerns about new Cubs closer Wade Davis

Nick Delmonico takes advantage of fresh start with White Sox

Cubs expect Ben Zobrist and Addison Russell to be ready for Opening Night

Owners to consider on and off field changes this week during NFL meetings